ASSE and Cintas Seek Nominations for Inaugural Occupational Safety Award Award calls for safety leaders to nominate employees with creative solutions for managing workplace safety Business Wire CINCINNATI -- January 6, 2014 In collaboration with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), a leading provider of on-site safety services and training solutions, today announced a call for nominations for the inaugural Innovation Award in Occupational Safety Management. The Cintas-sponsored award will recognize individuals who have addressed workplace safety challenges in innovative ways. The winner, selected by an independent panel of industry experts, will receive a $3,000 cash prize and a recognition plaque at the 2014 ASSE Professional Development Conference & Exposition in Orlando, Fla. “We established this award with ASSE to celebrate individuals who develop creative programs, processes or procedures for improving workplace safety, and effectively integrate these changes throughout an organization,” said Dan Braun, Safety Officer at Cintas [Senior Vice President-Value Improvement Initiatives-Operations]. “By sharing stories about organizational challenges and ideas for enhancing safety cultures, we hope to inspire others to identify innovative solutions to common occupational hazards.” Safety directors and managers are encouraged to submit award nominations that highlight a workplace challenge and an employee’s solution developed or implemented within the last five years. Benefits may include elimination or reduction of hazards, improved safety knowledge or efficiency improvements. Submissions will be judged based upon the innovation’s safety and management benefits, and the potential for applying the innovation across multiple programs or sites. Both ASSE members and non-members are eligible for the award. “Organizations around the world have one thing in common: they want workers to leave each day safe and sound,” said Kathy A. Seabrook, ASSE President. “We’re excited to learn more about the creative solutions companies are utilizing today and developing for the future to manage safety and health risks within their organizations.” Nominations must be received by March 31, 2014. To submit a nomination, please visit www.asse.org/innovate. Cintas is continually focused on improving workplace safety. Currently, 21 Cintas locations have been certified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program(VPP), and 300 additional locations are actively pursuing the designation. Cintas also recently became a Centennial Sponsor of ASSE to provide association members with first aid and safety, and protective apparel advice from subject matter experts on timely topics such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) conversion to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) and NFPA 70E. About Cintas Corporation: Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, tile and carpet cleaning, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services and document management services for more than 1 million businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. About American Society of Safety Engineers: Founded in 1911, the Chicago-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 35,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more information please go towww.asse.org. Contact: Mulberry Marketing Communications Jess Messenger, 312-664-1532 firstname.lastname@example.org
ASSE and Cintas Seek Nominations for Inaugural Occupational Safety Award
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